An Indonesian woman is recovering after learning that her 10-month-old husband is actually a woman – despite the fact that they often ‘had sex’.
The 22-year-old woman – identified only as NA – has now filed suit against her estranged husband for the cheating.
“I’m still scared. I tremble when I go out,” said the confused bride in a report published in the local outlet Tribune news.
According to the website, NA met her husband – who went by the name Ahnaf Arrafif – on the dating app Tantan last year.
Arrafif reportedly claimed to be a doctor trained in New York, and the two quickly clicked over a message.
The pair met in person in May 2021 after Arrafif traveled to Jambi, NA’s hometown. Arrafif proposed a short time later and they tied the knot in July.
NA admitted to having been intimate with her husband during their marriage and said she believed they had had sexual intercourse.
She admitted, however, that she was asked “not to look directly at Arrafif’s genitals” and that her “eyes were covered with a cloth” when things got damp.
NA also claimed that Arrafif would only go naked with the lights off so sex was “in a state of blackout”. suara.com reports.
While NA’s mother was reportedly enamored with Arrafif before the marriage, she quickly became suspicious when it was revealed that he actually had no job.
Arrafif moved in with NA and her mother and promptly started asking for money. Over the next few months, NA’s meddling mom became increasingly convinced that her “son-in-law” was a fraud. She also began to become skeptical that Arrafif was a man and tried to obtain identification documents.
Last April, she finally confronted Arrafif and ordered him to undress. At that point, Arrafif would have admitted to being a woman whose real name was Erayani Arrafif.
NA and her mother contacted the police and Arrafif has reportedly been charged with fraud.
The scammer admitted to police that they tricked NA into thinking she was having penetrative sex using fingers.
It is currently unclear whether Arrafif is likely to face a jail term if convicted of the fraud. A hearing date has not yet been announced.